Crowdsourced Journalism

Consumers reject media conglomerates in favor of peer-based information

Implications - As suspicion of traditional media outlets continues to grow, consumers turn to digital platforms that either offer first-person accounts and news reporting by citizen journalists, or crowdsource content based on what their peers are reading. Consumers are replacing centralized information and authority with peer-based forms of media that speak to a desire for authenticity.
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Activist App Campaigns - Amnesty International's Report Without Fear Campaign Utilizes Snapchat
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Warm 1,726 Clicks Pub: Aug 6, 14
Activist App Campaigns
Amnesty International's Report Without Fear Campaign Utilizes Snapchat
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Crowdsourced Content-Sharing Platforms - This Website Displays Interesting Content Curated by Others
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Mild 313 Clicks Pub: Oct 7, 15
Crowdsourced Content-Sharing Platforms
This Website Displays Interesting Content Curated by Others
‘Clip’ is a digital platform that displays interesting content curated by others. While there is a wealth of information available to consumers, it can be difficult for consumers to find... [More]
News Streaming Platforms - The Watchup Apps Brings Curated Television Reporting to Smartphones
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Mild 185 Clicks Pub: Jun 25, 15
News Streaming Platforms
The Watchup Apps Brings Curated Television Reporting to Smartphones
The Watchup App is catering to the convenience millennials and digital natives seek out through alternative, virtual channels. By way of the platform, users can curate television news according to... [More]
Crowdsourced News Platforms - YouTube Newswire is a Curated Social Media News Platform
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Mild 135 Clicks Pub: Jun 24, 15
Crowdsourced News Platforms
YouTube Newswire is a Curated Social Media News Platform
Now that so many people use social media as their primary means of keeping up with local and global events, YouTube Newswire was recently launched as a dedicated social media news platform. The... [More]
Crowdsourced Journalism Apps - This Platform Features Photos and Videos from Citizen Journalists
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Mild 180 Clicks Pub: Jan 26, 16
Crowdsourced Journalism Apps
This Platform Features Photos and Videos from Citizen Journalists
Fresco News is an Apple TV application that highlights content from citizen journalists. Because most people now carry a smartphone with them at all times, it is easier than ever for consumers to... [More]
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